DISCIPLE MULTIPLICATION -- WHY HAS THE CHURCH REJECTED SUCH A POWERFUL PLAN?

The multiplication of discipleship is an incredibly powerful lifestyle and tool that God has given to the Church to reach the lost, those still in the kingdom of darkness, for Him. The reason they are called "lost" is because they are blind to the truth of the kingdom of God because they are not "born again" and therefore cannot even "see" the truth of the kingdom. When it is properly done the results of discipleship multiplication are absolutely astonishing. Let me give you an illustration.

Let's look at the difference between our typical evangelism process of simply asking someone to "accept Jesus" and praying with them verses the making of a disciple. The illustration says that an evangelist leads 1000 people per day to accept Jesus every day of his life. At the end of 1 year he has 365,000 conversions. At the end of 2 years he has 730,000 conversions, and so on year after year.

I, on the other hand, lead one person into a relationship with Jesus and spend one full year working with this person simply spending time with them and sharing with them what I've learned in my walk with the Lord. At the end of year 1, I have myself and my disciple, or a total of 2 people compared to the 365,000 of the evangelist. The next year I and the disciple I have equipped to do the work of this ministry each lead one person to Jesus and spend a full year with those people. The disciple does to his convert the same thing I did to him.

There is absolutely no stress of meetings, or other activities, it's simply sharing our lives together around Jesus. At the end of year 2, my small group of disciples totals 4 compared to the evangelist's group of 730,000.

Which method will get the greatest attention and fanfare?

But if we continue this process forever, we will find that by the end of 25 years the discipling group has more converted disciples that are trained and equipped than the evangelist has in his group. The evangelist has been working with the process of addition while the discipling group has worked on the process of multiplication. The evangelist adds 365,000 per year; the discipleship group doubles every year. By the end of 33 or 34 years the discipleship multiplication process group can lead every human on the earth to Jesus, and all they did was lead one person per year to Jesus and spend a full year with each one being sure they were established and equipped to do their ministry.

Can you see the utter failure of the church doing "church" the way we have for centuries? Jesus could have returned long ago if we had simply obeyed His instructions to go make disciples.


DISCIPLES

1

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

256

512

1,024

2,048

4,096

8,172

16,344

32,688

65,376

130,752

261,504

523,008

1,046,076

2,092,032

4,184,064

8,368,128

16,736,256 (25 YEARS )

33,472,512

66,945,024

133,890,048

267,780,096

535,560,192

1,071,120,384

2,142,240,768

4,284,481,536

8,568,963,072 (34 YEARS)

CONVERTS

365,000

730,000

1,095,000

1,460,000

1,825,000

2,190,000

2,555,000

2,920,000

3,285,000

3,650,000

4,015,000

4,380,000

4,745,000

5,110,000

5,475,000

5,840,000

6,205,000

6,570,000

6,935,000

7,300,000

7,665,000

8,030,000

8,395,000

8,760,000

9,125,000

9,490,000

9,855,000

10,220,000

10,585,000

10,650,000

11,015,000

11,380,000

11,745,000

12,110,000

How can the Church reject this simple, yet extremely effective, plan for accomplishing the will and purposes of God?

Let's continue on in our research for truth.


NOW THAT YOU'VE SEEN THE POWER OF DISCIPLE MULTIPLICATION, LET'S LOOK AT REAL EVANGELISM.

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